Chilling Emperor Palpatine Quotes That Will Go Down In Star Wars History

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Evil never wins.

Best Emperor Palpatine Quotes

These Emperor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) quotes from the Star Wars movies will bring you right to the center of the action. Although we disliked him for his evil ways, we can't deny his wisdom.

Emperor Palpatine's character is full of evil plots and sinister schemes. These quotes highlight some of his best (or worst) of his moments from the Star Wars films. His manipulative ways will always be remembered and feared among Star Wars fans.

Allow these movie quotes to shake you to your core. They'll remind you to be careful with who you trust!

Noteworthy Emperor Palpatine Quotes

  • "I don't want to live as ordinary beings live."

  • "I am the Senate."

  • "Once more the Sith will rule the galaxy, and we shall have peace."

  • "Good. I can feel your anger. I am defenseless. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred, and your journey towards the dark side will be complete."

  • "Power! Unlimited power!"

  • "You're one man against a galaxy full of scoundrels."

  • "Your Majesty, if I am elected, I promise to put an end to corruption."

  • "Listen to me: If this 'Darth Sidious' of yours were to walk through that door right now—and I could somehow stop you from killing him on the spot—do you know what I would do? I would ask him to sit down and I would ask him if he has any power he could use to end this war!"

Powerful Emperor Palpatine Quotes

  • "And you, young Skywalker. We will watch your career with great interest."

  • "I love democracy."

  • "Why, Master Yoda, what a delightful surprise! Welcome! Let me be the first to wish you Happy Empire Day!"

  • "Your feeble skills are no match for the power of the dark side."

  • "Ten thousand years of peace begins today."

  • "Of all the monsters I have created, I still regard Darth Vader as something of a minor masterpiece. No, he was not an entirely alchemical creation, but he was my monster nevertheless."

  • "I will not go down in history as the last Chancellor of the Republic."

  • "And if I ever need your services again, I will not hesitate to clone you."

Memorable Emperor Palpatine Quotes

  • "There is no civility, only politics."

  • "Curse you, Skywalkers, both of you! I'll tell you the truth about your father! The great Darth Vader was a sick man in an iron mask! Yes, that mask inspired terror throughout the galaxy, but the feeble heart within was forever possessed by the impotent side of the Force!"

  • "Those who do not serve my ends, no matter how powerful they are, will be eliminated."

  • "The son of Skywalker must not become a Jedi."

  • "Do you recall what I told you about the relationship between power and understanding, Lord Vader?"

  • "Vader! I am your master!"

  • "Remember back to your early teachings. All who gain power are afraid to lose it. Even the Jedi."

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